Without a doubt, Golf Clap is one of the hardest-working names in house music. The Detroit duo is known to do the very most at any festival booking. At Electric Forest, they play an average of two or three sets a day, both official and unofficial across grounds. At the innaugural Friendship festival, Golf Clap performed suprise back-to-backs, dial-a-DJ room parties, and put on a day-time bar-be-que jam.
At this year’s Movement, the duo put on big for its home city, but now, it takes that momentum and puts it behind the artists it sees making waves from the underground to outer space. Golf Clap’s label, Country Club Disco, is proud to present 17 tracks from 26 of its favorite producers around the country, and Billboard Dance has the exclusive first-play below.
“A lot of people make good songs,” Golf Clap’s Bryan Jones tells Billboard Dance. “That’s just the entry point. We’re mainly looking for people we want to work with, people that have the same passion and drive. Anytime we sign an artist, that means we are inviting them more into our life, so we make sure we really believe in all the people personally as well as professionally. With this compilation, we really wanted to make a statement and show who we believe to be the next wave of talent. This is the future of the label.”
There are quite a few familiar faces for Billboard Dance readers. There’s a remix from cross-genre experimenter Justin Jay, a bumpin’ intro tune from One to Watch alumni Codes and Proper Villains, and a jackin’ tech-house beat from Astronomar and BBD’s Emerging Artist for July, VNSSA.
“I really appreciate everything that Country Club Disco has been doing lately for the house music scene,” VNSSA says. “By putting us all together on this comp, they’ve kind of created a mini-community of like minded producers, which is something a lot of us need.”
“They have fostered an environment where everyone wants each other to succeed which is very refreshing in an industry where competition seems to be the norm,” Westend adds. “Each artists has brought their very best to the table, and these are records that are going to consistently dominate the club and festival circuit for months to come.”
Dubbed Clubhouse Collection Vol. 1, all 17 of its tracks are deep, groovy and ready for sweaty club action. There’s a sense of humor to the techy tunes, some really wicked moods and all told, nearly an hour and a half of dark, driving dance floor action.
“[I’m] very pumped to be a part of this project,” Codes says, who recently launched his label, Holy Mole. “I started the record a while back when I shared a studio space next to Proper Villains in Bushwick. We would share ideas and feedback on tunes anyway so it was only a matter of time before we smashed a collab. I knew the idea and sound would be a perfect fit for Country Club Disco, arguably one of the top labels ‘doin’ it’ right now.”
Country Club Disco’s Clubhouse Collection Vol. 1 is out everywhere Friday, but you can listen to it in full a day ahead of schedule, exclusively on Billboard Dance.